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Leadership Team

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Christiana Jolda is a LICSW with an interest in advocacy, reproductive health, pregnancy, and parenting. She is currently the team lead social worker for the Healthy Generations program, a teen-tot model that provides comprehensive medical care and case management services to teen-headed families, at Children's National Hospital (CNH) in Washington, DC. She is a certified lactation counselor, has experience conducting trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and has extensive experience working with teen-headed households.

Christiana Jolda,

LCSW

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Dr. Enwerem is a Registered Nurse and Associate Professor at Howard University, Division of Nursing. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology and Nursing, a Master’s and a Ph.D. degree in Medicinal Chemistry, a Master’s degree in Community/Public Health Nursing and a Post Diploma Certificate in Nursing and Health Science Education from University of Maryland.  Dr. Enwerem’s research interest is to understand the underlying risk factors that contribute to health disparity among the minorities and the underprivileged population. Dr. Enwerem has over 27 publications in peer-reviewed journal in the area of Medicinal chemistry, Nursing,  Pregnancy and Lactation, Food and drug interactions, Chronic disease, Medicinal plants and Chemistry.  She runs various health education programs in the community and hosts an annual conference on Women’s Health in Maryland.

Nkechi Enwerem,
PhD, RN

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Dr. Manget is a board certified family nurse practitioner, currently practicing in primary care at Children’s National, Children’s Health Center at THEARC. She is a member of the Generations clinical team and has a passion for adolescents and reproductive health. She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Jaytoya Manget,
DNP, MSPH, FNP

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Patricia Quinn is the Vice President of Policy and Partnerships at D.C. Primary Care Association, and the Program Director of DC NEXT!. Patricia has more than 20 years’ experience promoting the health and wellbeing of children, youth, and families through public policy analysis, advocacy, and organizing. As
executive director of the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy from 2008-2013, Mrs. Quinn lead the only organization in Massachusetts dedicated to ensuring that state and local policies effectively address the complex issues associated with teen pregnancy.

Patricia Quinn

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Dr. Yael Smiley is a pediatrician at Children’s National Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University. She is co-medical director of the Healthy Generations Program which provides comprehensive health services and case management for teen-headed families. Dr. Smiley is a core faculty member in the pediatric residency program and an affiliate member of the Child Health Advocacy Institute (CHAI). Her academic interests include reproductive health, health equity, and medical education.

Yael Smiley,

MD

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Zillah Jackson Wesley is a Program Manager at Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health . She has a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Howard University. She is a trained Therapist and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW. During her career she has  held various positions that includes: Adjunct Professor at The University of The District of Columbia; Acting Supervisor of Social Work and Clinical Social Worker for DC Public Schools.  She has training in numerous Evidence-Based Programs, Social Emotional Learning, Trauma Informed Practices, Cool Down Techniques ,Relaxation Design Space Consultant ,Wellness and Health Trainer Consultant, Restorative Justice and Mediation Trainer and Consultant . She is Founder of Care Wellness DC . Contributed to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Publication on Private Practice.

Zillah Jackson Wesley,

MSW, LICSW

Zillah Jackson Wesley is a Program Manager at Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health . She has a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Howard University. She is a trained Therapist and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW. During her career she has  held various positions that includes: Adjunct Professor at The University of The District of Columbia; Acting Supervisor of Social Work and Clinical Social Worker for DC Public Schools.  She has training in numerous Evidence-Based Programs, Social Emotional Learning, Trauma Informed Practices, Cool Down Techniques ,Relaxation Design Space Consultant ,Wellness and Health Trainer Consultant, Restorative Justice and Mediation Trainer and Consultant . She is Founder of Care Wellness DC . Contributed to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Publication on Private Practice.

Zillah Jackson Wesley,

MSW, LICSW

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